Clarence Thomas, questioning the honesty of atheists...
I get a laugh at how Xians equate their faith with superiority over non-believers. Their thinking seems to be: "I believe there are invisible magical people in the sky which makes me far more wise, moral, and trustworthy than those who don't."
How does being ignorant enough to believe in an obvious lie make them better informed in any way? How they square this circle in their heads almost qualifies as a religious miracle.
Remember, the conservative members of the Supreme Court are all religious. The talk about untrustworthy yet they (the Catholics) still support the most untrustworthy, dishonest, deceitful, scumbag organizaton in the world.
"“I don’t think I know a single judge that had allowed religion to interfere with their jobs.” Yet they are doing just that by allowing their religious beliefs to influence their decisions. Besides the No Religious Test Clause of the United States Constitution is a clause within Article VI, Clause 3 and forbids any federal officeholder or employee to be required to adhere to or accept any particular religion or doctrine as a prerequisite to holding a federal office or a federal government job. Not having a religion should make this a slam dunk choice.
I had someone go apoplectic because she insisted that an oath (to office or court) needed to be done on a Bible.
This was after the recent swearing in to congress of Rashida Tlaib on a Quran.
When I informed her it was Thomas Jefferson's Quran she really lost her mind.
She insisted there was no way a founding father would have a copy of the Quran.
It does not have to be sworn on anything at all to be valid.
Oh and when I said that "So help me god." Was something that can be voluntarily said but not really a part of what is said by the bailiff.
That was not true because of all the times she had seen on TV.
I'm guessing Ol' Pubic Hair Clar hasn't read his Bible lately ... or ever maybe:
Matthew 5:34 ESV
But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God
But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment.
And so on ....
Oh, yeah--like Christians are to be trusted. Does he not know that Christians are not supposed to make oaths?
James 5:12 New International Version (NIV)
12 Above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear—not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. All you need to say is a simple “Yes” or “No.” Otherwise you will be condemned.
Let's change that up a bit....
Politicians can't be trusted since oaths mean nothing to them
The affluent can't be trusted since oaths mean nothing to them
Evangelical Christians can't be trusted since oaths mean nothing to them
I could go on, but you get the picture.